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Report


11.21.11: Phil Patton

Audi Urban Future Summit 2011
Report on one of the latest conferences to take on the global theme of the city
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10.04.11: Julia Cooke

Cuba Libre: Contemporary Architecture in Havana
Young architects struggle to update the face of Cuba.
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05.03.11: Gavin Browning

Community Hero: Queens Museum of Art
Queens Museum of Art, a model for community service, breaks ground on new addition.
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04.25.11: Phil Patton

Sustainable Gold
Phil Patton on the conference “Gold: Substance, Symbol and Significance."
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04.21.11: John Thackara

Off-Grid Water
Strategies and resources for water conservation.
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03.28.11: Julie Lasky

Chandigarh on the Block
Furnishings designed for Corbusier's urban masterpiece are being sold at auction. How outraged should we be?
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02.07.11: Ernest Beck

Hester Street Collaborative
Report on Hester Street Collaborative's pro-bono design model.
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01.24.11: Maria Popova

The Age of Coworking: Collaborative Consumption for the Creative Community
Report on the new (golden) age of coworking.
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01.05.11: Phil Patton

Charging Double
Comparing two new electric-car chargers: Blink and WattStation
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12.14.10: Constantin Boym

Out of Sight: Qatari Workers' Housing
Constantin Boym reports on efforts to improve the living conditions of Qatar's migrant workers.
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12.13.10: Adam Harrison Levy

Sustainable Christmas Trees
From artificial firs to rented spruces, a report on alternatives to the chopped-down Xmas tree.
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11.19.10: Maria Popova

CEOs for Cities Community Challenge: Robust Public Life
A CEOs for Cities conference held in Detroit in November 2010 sought to define and quantify the magnetic force of a metropolis.
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08.03.10: Ernest Beck

Bellagio Museum Symposium: Abstract

In April 2010, 22 participants met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is an abstract summary of the final report of their discussions.


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08.03.10: William Drenttel, Julie Lasky

Reasons Not to Be Pretty: Symposium on Design, Social Change and the “Museum”
In April 2010, 22 designers, historians, curators, educators and journalists met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is a report on their conversation.
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07.19.10: Ernest Beck

The World as Our Studio
Report on Worldstudio's hybrid business model for collaborating with for-profit and not-for-profit clients (while supporting a foundation).
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06.30.10: Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson

New Visions of Home
Report on new housing models for the elderly.
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06.28.10: Meena Kadri

India's Epic Head Count
The enormous task of conducting India's 2010 census is aided by a newly designed form.
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06.10.10: Ernest Beck

Catapult Design: How to Run a Design Firm for Social Change
Catapult Design’s nonprofit model offers a new way to think about how designers can engage social innovation projects.
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06.02.10: Zara Arshad

How to Green an Embassy
Working at the British Embassy Beijing with zero budget means that even straightforward solutions, such as implementing a recycling system, pose a challenge.
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05.03.10: Roger Martin

Design Thinking Comes to the U.S. Army
Design is almost overnight the centerpiece of military doctrine and the U.S. Army has gotten design thinking quite right. The struggle to get design thinking ensconced in Army doctrine, though, is no easy feat.
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04.19.10: Jane Margolies

The Laugh Bug
Is Volkswagen's Fun Theory campaign anything more than a turbocharged marketing stunt?
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02.17.10: Jessica Helfand

Better Living Through Artistry
SEWA, a cooperative textile manufacturing company in Ahmedebad, India, is a network of self-employed women.
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02.03.10: Ernest Beck

The Cotton Club
Report on the complex, and sometimes muddled, standards for certifying organic cotton.
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01.18.10: Ernest Beck

State of Shelter
Relief organizations still rely on the same basic options for emergency housing, but new ideas are taking hold.
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10.14.09: Adam Harrison Levy

O Tannenbaum!
People are talking differently about Christmas trees this year. They’re downscaling or simplifying their annual rite.
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